Being a Scout is about learning to do things for yourself, finding out about the world we live in and taking part in lots of outdoor and adventurous or creative activities. Along the way you will find out a lot about yourself and have fun too.
There are lots of Activity Badges to choose from allowing you to learn new and exciting skills such as Basic Aviation Skills, Caver Activity and Survival Skills badges. Maybe you are ready to take on a challenge to achieve, for example, a Community, Expedition or Entrepreneur Challenge Badge.
And when you’ve earned your badges, proudly display them on your uniform to show what you’ve learnt (click here to download the file showing the position of badges on uniform).
Scouts get together once a week usually for about 2 hours. Depending on the planned activity, the meeting may be at the Scout Headquarters, campsite or other pre-arranged location.
There is a subscription for attending scouts meetings, this can be paid weekly, monthly, in cash, by cheque or Direct Debit. Scouting is available to all and therefore if finances are holding back a young person joining Scouts, please contact the relevant Group Scout Leader in confidence to discuss financial assistance.
Scouts wear a uniform including trousers, shirt and sweatshirt. The uniform can be easily washed and can be purchased online or through local outlets.